November 30, -0001 - January 22, 2012
Ethan Alex Honnaker Our sweet boy, Ethan Honnaker, was born March 6, 1993 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ethanâ€™s beautiful life was suddenly cut short on Sunday, January 22, 2012, just 45 days shy of his 19th birthday. Ethan had the typical exuberance of an 18 year old boy, working on graduating from high school, applying for jobs and school, making plans to practice parallel parking so he could get his driverâ€™s license, helping his grandmothers at their print shop and home. He was a sweet, interested, inquisitive young child, a boy with a good heart, and smiling face. Ethan was transitioning into manhood and independence â€“ and he was happy. Ethan loved singing. He walked around the house crooning Aaron Neville, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and portions of â€œCarmina Buranaâ€ which he learned and performed with the Lakota West Chorale. Those who knew him will remember his ready smile, his well spoken and gentle manner, and his eagerness to please and lend a helping hand. Ethan was a good person, with a good heart. He will mournfully be missed, but for a little while. Ethan leaves to cherish his memory his loving mother, Emily [Honnaker] Mullins; his father, Patrick W. Mullins; his devoted great-grandmother, Ruth [Butsch] Duffy; great-grandfather, William Honnaker; grandmother, Janet Duffy Honnaker; aunts, Monica [Guillermo] Lopez and Lydia [Alberto] Ramirez; close cousins, Isabella and Olivia Lopez, Susanna Duffy, Chloe Honnaker, Alicia Ramirez, uncles Donald, William, John, Joseph, David, Brion Duffy and Richard Butsch; great aunt, Betty Wolfe; cousin, Jeff Wolfe. Also paternal grandmother, Laquata Kidd; uncles Terry and Jesse Mullins; aunt Emily Mullins; brothers, Joshua Warman, Christopher Kidd, sisters Chassidy Kidd, Alicia and Katie Mullins. Ethan has left a warm affection in the broken hearts of his family and friends. We love you, Ethan, and miss you dearly. We look forward to Jehovahâ€™s promise for the future and the hope of the resurrection based on the ransom provision of His son, Christ Jesus.
We got to see Ethan about a year ago when he and a girl dropped in to visit Gabe. I was impressed by what a handsome, talented young man he’d grown into. The visit brought back many happy memories of him and Gabe playing together when they were 6-7-8 years old at Whitaker School. We are so very sorry for the loss of your sunny son, talented artist and free spirit.
Trudelle and Bill
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
My heart is heavy beyond belief. Ethan, was a ray of sunshine for me. He was like a son. I pray that the God of all comfort, comfort his family and friends.
Ethan, you were a big part of my life. Every moment with you was the best moment in my life. My heart skipped a beat just looking into you eyes. You could make anyone smile. I know your with me even if your gone. I’ll miss you dearly.
You can shed tears that he is gone,
Or you can smile because he lived,
You can close your eyes and pray that he will come back,
Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him
Or you can be full of the love that you shared,
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he is gone
Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on,
You can cry and close your mind be empty and turn your back,
Or you can do what he would want: smile, open your eyes,
love and go on.
Ethan was a very talented and bright young man. He will be missed.
Sending my deepest sympathy to the family . I only met Ethan once, but he was a very sweet young man ! He was very close friends with my grandson ( Joey Sturgill ). My heart goes out to everyone who loved him . I am sure Ethan will remain in everyone’s hearts forever !
My deepest sympathies go out to all of you. You will all be in my prayers.
Ethan, I know we lost touch for awhile, but you will be missed deeply. My heart is breaking right now knowing your gone. I am shocked. You gave me some of the best advice, and I’m even going to go so far as to say that you helped build me up to be who I am now. I can’t believe this. Love you Ethan. You will Never be forgotten Rest in Peace.